Nau mai, tauti mai ki te Ratonga Ākonga Māori o te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
At UC, te Ratonga Ākonga Māori | Māori Student Development Team (MDT) offer support and advice for all ākonga Māori. Our initiatives help ākonga Māori to succeed academically while encouraging personal growth and cultural connectedness through the support of our own unique hapori Māori here at UC.
UC is committed to providing a learning environment which promotes Aotearoa New Zealand's unique bicultural society, assisted by the work of Te Tari o Te Amokapua Māori | the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori.
Get off to a great start
If you're thiking about university study or enrolling for the first time, our Kaiwhatoro Ākonga Māori | Māori Outreach Advisor can guide you from High School to your chosen undergraduate degree. Once you're enrolled, a Kaipoipoi (Māori Student Development Advisor) will get in touch with you to see how you have settled in and provide information about the support services we provide like:
- Academic support and guidance
- Celebration for Māori graduands
- Pastoral support and guidance
- Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki Māori Students Study Centre
- Te Punenga Postgraduate programme
- Tuākana-Tāina Mentoring rogramme
- UC Māori Orientation
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +64 3 369 3868
We tautoko (support) all ākonga Māori from high school students thinking about tertiary to postgraduate.
The team organises a number of events every year. Find out more and follow us on Facebook for event dates and times.
Our Facebook page connects students with the team and has all our latest photos and videos from events.
Helpful resources for exploring your whakapapa and our video gallery highlighting UC Māori students.
For all enquiries
contact the Māori Student Development Team
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